Things to do while preparing for your trip, including planning where to go, budgeting, etc.

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Which route to take driving from Seattle to Boston?

I will be driving from Seattle to Boston in March. There are two of us, so we can share the driving, and we're willing to drive quite late though will stop at night. We don't plan on making lots of ...
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Is there a site where I can compare all available vacation packages from my city to all destinations? [closed]

I have 4 days off and would like to compare all vacation packages to anywhere warm.
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Things to visit in West Sussex, Great Britain [closed]

I'm planning a trip to Great Britain for entertainment purposes, and as a side effect I can visit West Sussex region at the end of May. What are the most interesting things to see in that area, ...
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Does Germany enforce a six month passport rule?

Some countries require you to have six months remaining on your passport in order to visit. According to this list, Germany is not among them, but this note from the US State department says "U.S. ...
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How is the Louvre queue on free sunday?

I just discovered that Louvre has a free admittance in the first Sunday of each month. I would like to visit, but I am not sure if its a good idea. I prefer to visit the city than spend too much time ...
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Can I easily travel in Italy by bus/train without any prior reservation?

I am planning a trip to Italy this coming January. My plan is to land by plane in Roma and then go to France by train/bus stopping in some Northern Italian cities on the way, enjoying the ...
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Mobile Wifi Rental in Turkey?

I was in Japan last summer and rented a pocket wifi device that provides 4G mobile internet. It made my trip much more easier. Now, I will be in Turkey on January and was wondering if there is any ...
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Is there such a thing as a printed traveler emergency reference? if so, where can it be found?

I have traveled a lot this year for work, both domestically and internationally. The amount of travel will double in 2016. I am so tired of losing charge / service on my phone and my pad going down. ...
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How to figure if it is safe to travel to the area I am interested in?

When planning a trip, I like to make sure I will feel safe enough (I am talking about war/terrorism risk, not pickpockets), or at least I like to have an idea about the risks. I know the risk could be ...
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What are crowds like in Banff and Jasper in July?

I am planning a trip to Banff and/or Jasper in mid-late July. I am unfamiliar with the area and in early stages of planning. My question is, what are the crowds like in the towns/parks at that time ...
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Obtaining visas while travelling

I am planning a trip abroad for next year- leaving the UK (I am a British Citizen), and flying to India in around March/ April. My plan is to fly to Delhi/ Mumbai (or wherever I can find the cheapest ...
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Is there a good resource that would help to estimate and compare travel expenses by city?

I am looking for a resource with somewhat accurate/reliable estimations of travel expenses for popular tourism destinations. I am able to find bits and pieces on wikitravel, tripadvisor, lonelyplanet ...
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How can two people travel/survive cheaply for two months between housing contracts? [closed]

I currently live in single university approved housing but plan on getting married in the middle of March. I hope to buy a married on-campus housing contract that starts very soon after I get married ...
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Reachability map generator?

I'm currently planning a four-day holiday with friends of mine who live in different regions of Germany. Now we're trying to find a holiday home that everyone of us can reach in less then 3,5h by car. ...
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Heuristics for planning trips with transitions? [closed]

Given a source location and a destination location, and an acceptable range of departure times, or an acceptable range of arrival times, and a schedule of available bus routes (e.g. ...
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Cheapest way to get from Germany to India and back with flexible dates [duplicate]

I want to travel to Vandenmedu, India from Bochum, Germany. Starting date would be around 20DEC15, return should be about 2 weeks later, i.e. 04JAN16 What bothers me: I am flexible in both start- ...
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Do the Russian Railways offer discounts in November?

I will start my trans-Siberia trip on Nov.18 in Moscow. Do the Russian Railways offer discounts in November? I am not a student. I just expect special discount since Nov. should be low season.
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Bandipur national park opening dates?

I am trying to find opening dates for bandipur park in India. I have not been able to find them, does anyone here know? Is there also a Web page where one can book safaris in the park?
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Planning a trip to Niagara Falls on US side only (Amtrak)

We will be taking the train to visit Niagara. Following is the plan which we have created. We will be taking the Empire Service from New York Penn to reach Niagara Falls. If, the train reaches on ...
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Raft trip down a river

As many of you may already have figured it out from simply reading the title, the inspiration to undertake a raft trip came to me when I first read Huckleberry Finn many years ago. I am a young adult ...
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How to get to Resolute Bay from Toronto without going broke?

It seems that this is going to cost a fortune. Are there really no cheap flights from Toronto to Resolute Bay?
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What is the best US bank account to use for extended world travel

I will be traveling the world over the next 1.5 years: mostly Europe, but some Middle East, South America, Africa and Asia. I am looking to switch to a US based bank that can provide me with a debit ...
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Is it possible to do backpacking through Europe for 15 days with 1000USD? [closed]

This is the situation, I hope you can give me a hand: On October 10th of this year I have an academic trip to Paris, it will take place from that date until October 22th. The trip is completely ...
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Can I search for European train connections avoiding certain stations?

With flight search engines, it is possible to search for routes excluding particular airports. Is there an equivalent way to search train routse excluding particular stations/cities? For example, ...
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Inviting an unemployed friend to visit the USA on a tourist visa

I am a PhD student currently in the US on an F1-Visa. I want to invite a friend, who is currently not employed. He also does not have sufficient funds, so I am willing to cover all the expenses ...
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How much cash should I take for wild camping the West Highland Way? [closed]

I will go hiking / wild camping the West Highland Way (Scotland) with one partner for about 12.5 days. I will buy the flights in advance and I know how much I have to have with me for trains. I want ...
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How to book flights when travelling together with slightly different itineraries?

Two of my relatives are going to travel together from BOM-ORD. One of them will stay in US while other will go back in a month or so. How do I go about buying this itinerary? Two one-way flights ...
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Long term travel and first aid knowledge [closed]

I started a year-ish long term travel adventure and I have been very quickly reminded how edgy situations can get when in a under developed country: I had one minor scooter accident, saw one major ...
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Advices for Burning Man Festival [closed]

I plan to go with a friend to the Burning Man festival in 2016 and I want to know if there's anything to know about this festival before I lock in my plans. I'll leave from France by plane, but I ...
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Map of highway fuel stops in Germany

I'm looking for a map of highway fuel stops in Germany. I've seen the what-looks-like official site http://tank.rast.de/en/, but they are very obviously outdated (at least by 10 years, looking at the ...
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How many km per day in on the road trip to patagonia? [closed]

I am planning an on the road trip renting a car from Cordoba, Argentina (where I live) to Ushuaia. Backing home by plane. I am not used to long distance trip by car (I am Italian). The whaol trip ...
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Why are Americans and Asians in such a rush when traveling in Europe? [closed]

Americans and Asians (and maybe other nationals) seem to have a tendency to rush through Europe when traveling there. They will do some epic "10 countries in 2 weeks" or such. I understand pre ...
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Low cost airfare for each country [closed]

I'm planning to travel with my best friend this summer and I was wondering if any of you guys know a website that list low cost airfare for each country?
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Time required to visit the Prambanan temple in Indonesia

In july, the day before we will go to Borobudur. Then we have the day for Prambanan (also been recomended Plaosan Temple and Ratu Boko which are close). How long would it take? After that I am headed ...
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What is the optimal place to meet in NYC to begin a road trip? [closed]

Me and three friends are headed on a July 4th trip up to New England. I'm doing the trip planning and procuring a vehicle, so I need to figure out where all of us should meet. It's quite a drive, so ...
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Is there a map that shows the progression of the monsoon in India according to time?

I am planning to visit India. Unfortunately the time I have available is around the monsoons. I know, from talking to a local, that the monsoons progress, kind of, from southwest to east, but this is ...
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Travel options from London to Edinburgh

I plan to travel from London to Edinburgh this November and want to know the fastest option to travel from London to Edinburgh
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Somnath Porbandar Dwarka Trip [closed]

I'm planning to travel these places: Somnath, Porbandar & Dwarka next week and I need some information. Frequency of buses between these sites. Are there special tours available that may cover ...
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Online cruise search tool allowing to exclude some ports

This question is a narrowing from this one. When searching online for cruises, ther are some ports that I just can't or don't wish to go. For instance, I might not have a visa for a specific country, ...
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How early should I get to the Oktoberfest tents to get in without a reservation?

Oktoberfest tents are super-crowded and it's recommended that people arrive early. However several websites disagree over what 'early' is. Oktoberfest.de says: Of course you can also enter the ...
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Are there any online search engines for buses in Southeast Asia? I wish to plan a bus trip in Thailand

I am planning a trip in Thailand. As public buses or so called government buses seem to be more reliable I'm focusing on these bus operators. The website 12Go is good for researching which bus I have ...
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Map apps- know where I will be on route at specific time?

Is there an app that will tell me what city I will be in at a given time along my route? Eg, if I leave NY at 2am to drive to Detroit, and the estimated total commute time is 10 hours, what city will ...
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What to do before traveling to Europe as an American? [closed]

I wish to know as an American citizen who only knows English, what do I need to do before traveling to Europe so that I can get the maximum out of my experience. I have a month before going overseas ...
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Identification on German trains

I am a student from South Africa travelling to Germany in around a month and want to book my train tickets on the Deutsche Bahn website. Since I'm a bit hesitant to order tickets delivered by mail ...
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What are the best ways to travel indefinitely for a non-USA/EU citizen that has a guaranteed monthly income? [closed]

I'm a South African citizen with a job that allows me to work from any place that has a internet connection. I want to travel the world and I feel in my current situation that would be possible. I ...
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US trip planning suggestion [closed]

I am travelling with my family ( with two kids and mother & father) to US for 30 days and first planning to land at Chicago. How best we can plan our trip.
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Seeking spreadsheet template for planning multiple people/city visits

Are there spreadsheet templates to help plan a several week visit by 6 family units, covering several locations, when not everyone will be in the same place at the same time? The goal is to see where ...
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Best way to split costs during travelling

With 3 people due to go travelling this summer, we're at a bit of a loss as to how to split our funds. We're going to be sharing tents, food, fuel, etc, so in theory everyone will pay equal. One ...
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How can I estimate how much sunscreen I need to pack?

I am planning a 5 week trip to an area of the world that is very sunny does not have the same stores, nor the same selection in stores, as we have where I live I use sunscreen that is 85 SPF, 110 ...
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Packing sensitive electronics for flight

My girlfriend is flying from to Missouri later this month to visit her family. Her sister, in Missouri, wants her to bring her game consoles so they can play games together. She will also be visiting ...